Red 280SE 3.5 Flachkühler Cabrio incoming!
In our quest to bring the best classics form the stats to Europe we bring you this fantastic and pretty rare find! All the way form sunny California where it made its last miles. This 1971 280SE 3.5 was once described as “one of the best-looking body designs to come from any German concern.”
This 1971 Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabrio was one of the last ever produced W111 models since production stopped in January of that same year. With not that many produced, the Mercedes-Benz 280SE 3.5 Convertible remains among the most sought-after and collectible cars today.
The 280 SE 3.5 was incorporated with a wider grill and therefor often referred to as the "Flachkühler" (Flat Cooler) though the grill changes had noting to do with the cooling of its bigger engine only with its size. These cars contain the M116 3499 cc fuel-injected overhead cam 3.5 liter V8 engine that produces around 200 HP with an Automatic transmission.
This 280SE has a dark red paint with a lot of shinny chrome parts on top and white wall tires. Besides the typical grill these models have small tailfins and a spacious trunk.
These 2-door cars featured the latest technical advances including coil-sprung independent suspension all around, power steering and four-wheel power disc brakes. This will be one heck of a ride!
These Mercedes-Benz models where true safety pioneers with safety steering wheel to prevent the spear effect and an unibody construction with safety cage and integrated crumple zone. A luxury black leather interior to cover sharp projections so that injuries can be prevented are also part of its safety measures as well as and three-point safety belts. It also has head- and armrests, sun visors and tinted glass. A woodgrain finish, center console, Becker radio, power windows, right mirror and Airco are at your service.
This 280SE 3.5 is in a good state inside and outside and comes with a black top in nice condition, snapping tightly to the rear deck.
At Geevers Classic Cars we have Europe's finest Mercedes Benz classic collection and we are proud to have this Mercedes Benz 280SE 3.5 Cabriolet in our collection.
This car in numbers:
VIN # 11102712003417 (280SE414)
Frame # 111027-12-003417
Engine # 116980-12-003042